Cucumber Salad with Sesame, Miso, and Pine Nuts

Matt Abergel

Matt Abergel

8th November 2018

Cucumber Salad with Sesame, Miso, and Pine Nuts

This is my Cucumber Salad with Sesame, Miso, and Pine Nuts from my book "Chicken and Charcoal"


  • 4 pieces (120 g each) Japanese cucumber
  • 2g Coarse gray sea salt (sel gris)
  • (1⁄8 of a lemon)1 Lemon wedge
  • 20g Sesame Dressing
  • 2.5g Ground sesame seeds
  • 3g Olive oil


01. Roll the cucumber in the salt, gently applying pressure, using the salt as an abrasive to bruise the cucumber.
02. Trim away the ends of the cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, then into quarters lengthwise. Finally, chop into 2 inch (5 cm) batons
03. In a mixing bowl, combine the juice from the lemon wedge with the Sesame Dressing, ground
sesame seeds, and olive oil. Add the cucumber and toss until entirely coated.
04. To serve, put the coated cucumber pieces in a serving bowl, arranging them in a neat stack. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and sesame seeds.

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